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Dogs 2017

I KNOW YOU
(11/7/17)

you feel
detached

disaffected

disenfranchised

you see
society working
in opposition
to that
which you value

to that
which you need
to maintain
some level
of sanity

so you've
dropped out
in spirit

while remaining
a requisite
participant
in the flesh

a civilized
schizophrenic

an apathetic
dissident

no matter
your sex

no matter
your race

no matter
your nationality

we are close
you and I

closer
than family

friends

neighbors

coworkers

closer than any
of the mischanced members
in the audiences
of our one actor
plays

they watch
in disapproval
as we search
through the essential
elements

hoping
for some
lasting link
to the divine

to our
kinship
with the
mundane

we settle
for momentary
glances

brief
illuminations
of sunlight
on an otherwise
cloudy day

light
to sustain
us

to maintain
us

to prevent
us
from going
ballistic

from creating
our own
conflagrations

turning you all
into shadows
of our discontent

we look
disillusioned
toward our common
skies

seeking
true siblings
reflected
in the mirror
of the sun